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convention with an impassioned from first lady michelle obama. what she had to say to voters in to get her husband reelected. >> hard knocks for former dolphins player chad johnson. he might need to call a tattoo removal company. "good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's wednesday, september 5. glad you are with us. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. let's get to adam caskey for the forecast. >> and point to be a warm day the high temperatures in upper 86 and you will notice the humidity. just like the past several days. at the doppler radar. we have areas of light rain off in the potomac highlands and parts of west virginia. closer to the shenandoah valley. we are drive for the most part this morning. cloudy today. more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, of a few downpours. 89 today for the high temperature. now to steve. the 14th street bridge is starting off well from arlington into the district. springfield looks ok all town. andto the southeast so
reception. michelle obama asked america to vote for the man she loves. >> the first lady stepped into the spotlight in charlotte giving her pitch for the president's second term. it is wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. michelle obama's passionate speech got cheers and some tears from the democratic delegates. we'll take you live to charlotte in a moment. you are also going to see how the rich and powerful are enjoying plenty of perks at the dnc. abc's brian ross and he did it as well at the rnc. >>> in this half-hour on the front lines of a dangerous california fire fight. why the battle in the steep rugged ter rain outside l.a. is far fr over. >> something gross in the gulf coast hurricane zone, thousand and thousand ofwamp rats. adding insult to injury after isaac. good thing you can't smell them on tv. something that you experience wh you are down there. >> swamp rat, so we are clear is not the official term, nutria, huge, beaver-like creatures they're mass
a rising star and, of course, the headliner, michelle obama. admittedly this means somehow energizing the less than enthused with a small group of undecideds. >> the red states and the blue states together. everybody knows, those that are truly undecided, there is no way that they do that for barack obama. >> and one thing they hope to win over voters is, they say, they claim this is the most open and accessible in history by making the first and last night's free and open to the public. >> in florida, it is neck and neck. back to you. >> ok, gordon and scott, thanks to both of you. we will see you later. and costing millionsto plan, taxpayers pick up part of the tab. they spent $18 million in tax dollars, and now, it is the democrats' turn. they are using tax dollars to pay for the $573 bill at connolly's irish pub, 2007 hundred $34 at mi casa, and even $3,000 spent at the speedway club. we have live reports on abc 7 news at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. leon? >> and high school sophomore has been indicted on 29 counts involved in a shooting. the charges against robert gladden. there was a
morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the democratic n
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night. all the
charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the damage from hurricane isaac and met with flood victims. >> nobody is
in the way that national and international matters are, but i love that both ann romney and michelle obama said that modern family is their favorite show. it's a place where people can down and come together on the couch and laughing is the only thing that matters. and modern family won for best supporting actor in a comedy. >> if you stick with it and try hard and be prepared, if you can win a trophy. taxable. >> in the league, the category, two familiar faces. julia louis-dreyfus and that crier. >> i am as shocked as you .eople that's why my speech sucked. i did not think this would happen. >> vma awards is always a good time. now it's back to the business of making good television so we can celebrate tv all over again next year. -- the emmy awards is always a good time. >> regis philbin is making his return to daytime tv in a little different role. >> later this morning he will appear as a co-host on the show.l ray he left "live! with regis and in november and holds the record for the hours on u.s. television. you can see what is cooking up morning at 10:00 on abc 7. tonight marks the s
that such a large band could not be accommodated on the smaller stage. more people to london to watch michelle obama s.b. van ann romney. more than 26 million people opening night of the dnc were the first lady was the featured speaker. more than 22 million people as the first night of the republican national convention. >> a with abc 7 news and wjla.com for complete coverage with abc 7. news, ang at other observation hearing will georgetown and murdering his socialite wife. doctors say albrecht muth is noticeably weekend after a hunger strike last month. but they believe he is competent to stand trial. killed 91-0 viola drath inside their home last summer. the latest on the 12-year-old fort washington boy accused of oldally beating a two-year- foster girl. board entered an alford plea to involuntary manslaughter boy entered an alford plea it. the boy initially faced a more serious second-degree murder charge. be held at a youth facility until a hearing in october. >> students at northwestern high hyattsville wing bolt will bring home letters today stabbing at the school. the victim was a 17-year-ol
:30 round this morning in fairfax at van park. first lady michelle obama will at the university mary washington at 5:00 p.m. tom roussey will have that story tonight on abc 7 news. it's all swing states all the time for the rest. president obama speaking in golden, colorado at 1:00. vice president biden at the wisconsin and. ann romney in fort myers. ryan will have a rally tomorrow in virginia. saying goodbye to an american legend. forblic memorial being held at the washington national cathedral. find johnre we gonzalez this morning with a look at what to expect. >> good morning. it is estimated that about 500 people around the world d that first landing on the moon more than 40 years ago. ine of them will gather d.c. later this for an emotional goodbye. the first man to walk on the moon and capture our imagination before will be time at thelast national cathedral. the 82-year-old died following complications from heart surgery. armstrong commanded the apollo aircraft that landed on the moon in july of 1969. a nasa administrator named will attend the service. be officiated by the epi
michelle obama will baltimore. vice-president joe biden will visit new hampshire. republican nominee mitt romney is also on the road after campaigning in florida yesterday. today he will speak in las vegas. his running mate will visit new orleans. ann romney will campaign in nebraska. a centreville man wants to know thehis protest against president is drawing so much attention. that he was not invoking lynching. he said it was a nod to clint eastwood's speech at the republican convention. becausethat he hung it people were stealing his other signs. but i feel like it is an attack on free speech. it's like a little of nothing and they build it into something. is awarecret service and it's under investigation. iswe don't yet know who run the country, but plans are underway for inauguration day. california speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy hammered away at the nails in the platform that to. be used the president will take his oath monday, january 21. a private ceremony will be held the day before. >> the anticipation finally coming to an end. day-to-day apple fans have bee
thuman will be. first lady michelle obama will host a rally at the university of mary washington at 5:00. we will be there. it is also in states all the time. the president will be in colorado today at 1:00. vice president joe biden will be at the university of wisconsin at eau claire. mitt romney will -- ann romney will tour a cancer center in fort myers. paul ryan has no scheduled events. >> leaders are attending a public memorial for neil armstrong at the national cathedral. the first man to walk on the moon. he died last month of complications from heart surgery. he was 82 years old. his family say he will be buried at sea. we will carry that service live, starting at 10:00 a.m.. >> a prince william daycare showed -- shut down after they made disturbing discoveries including children strapped to car seats. >> i assumed it was a family business. >> residence in the picturesque estate in woodbridge were aware of the home day care being run across the street. but they had no idea of the of the operation police say two sisters, anila and rabiya qayyum were running behind closed doors.
. not going to have empty chair. >> nown a rare interview obama's sister, maya and michelle's brother breaking news. omorrow's outdoor acceptance peech moving indoors because of a thunderstorm threat. >> i understand the president will do a conference call with all of the folks that can't be here. >> for the first time clearing pup an obama mystery. >> for the first time clearing up an obama mystery. >>e grew up in hawaii but he doesn't surf. >> the best surfers are low to the ground. there are a lot of people that were really impressed with ow he caught that wave. you have to give him props for that. >> the president reaeally hoping for props for his speech tomorrow night. >> and coming up, , michelle obama's fashion statement. we have the woman who designed er dress right here in new york. let's talk some rumors starting with jessica simpson. >> she is very open and honest about her struggles to lose the baby weight. > my body is not bouncing back like a super model. he first look at jessica stepping out in l.a. and the ifirst ords about her body to get her ody back. he reportedly g
'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of death is determined. zookeepers confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy
michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> hundreds protested the big bank sunday. on the tour president obama continues to criticize his republican opponent's convention speech. >> governor romney knows the secret to creating jobs. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president can't tell us that you are better off today than when he took office. >> a poll shows it is a dead heat. another one after the republican convention that showed romney with a insulate lead shows the two are tied with two months until election day. in tampa paul ryan asked the question without new leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years. barack obama has to answer that question. >> first lady arrives today and mitt romney is using the week to prepare for the upcoming debates. >> gordon peterson and scott thuman will be at the democratic convention in charlotte. they will have reports at 5:00 6:00 and 11:00. >> president
in wisconsin and ohio. firstly michelle obama and the romney willmitt both campaign thursday in the commonwealth. mrs. obama will headline rallies richmond and at washington university in fredericksburg,. romney will host rally in park.x at vandyke >> the reno air show will be going on. measures have been taken the terrible tragedy last year. the final turn of the race is sharp, among other changes. the event runs through sunday. m pakistan, the death toll continues to grow. two fires at two separate factories are blamed for 191 deaths. the worst was in karachi, where people died at a clothing factory. another 25 people were killed at factory in lawe in lahore. people were trapped in the basement. >> the husband of a woman killed in a confrontation with police has been found dead. derek's body was found yesterday, six months after his wife patricia was killed. brianne carter has the story from culpeper. >> gary cook, whose wife was year, waslier this inside is culpeper apartment on tuesday. >> i was shocked. he was a hard-working man. i always saw him on the go. maintenance w
obama lady michelle obama will mark a moment of silence at house before heading to the pentagon. in shanksville, pennsylvania, flight 93 went down, bells tolled.brance will be >> this is hallowed ground, because this is the final resting place of the american patriots rex. the museum is still constructed. quite a few people are expected to visit the pentagon later today as well. after the president and first leave, the president is to go to walter reed later this afternoon. brianne carter reporting. you.nk but federal government now lists among the illnesses that undery for compensation the 9/11 victim's fund. scores of first responder is developed cancer after spending significant time at ground zero. cancer patients had been from the fund due to a .ack of evidence but the law creating the fund written to allow changes on the medical research. >> u.s. officials confirm al qaeda's number two leader in yemen has been killed. he and six others were killed after an air strike in yemen was ridinge car he in. not confirmls will drone was behind a but yemen's capability -- but yemen o
to the bounce? dowd points to michelle obama's performance. and bill clinton at that moment. president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month before that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "theashington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets radioactive chemicals with a combination written on the wall where everyone can see it. >>> thousands of teachers on the picket line in chicago continues a second day. the thi
. >> politics and punch lines go hand in hand, don't they? michelle obama delivered last night's top-ten list on the letterman show. here's two of the top-ten reasons to attend the democratic national convention. >> as a healthy alternative. we're using low-fat confetti. joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. really? >> and mrs. obama's number one reason to watch the convention. drumroll, please. we'll findly find out who she is voting for. that was in question, wasn't it? >> indeed. you have to love the top te >>> your photos, videos and tweets online isn't enough for you. well, you might want to turn yourself into a walking social media display. >> the first wearable, programmable shirt. it's loaded with apps and tools to leave a lasting impression. the digital shirt is a prototype for now. it could be available to everyone if there is enough interest. >> it's made by the same interactive clothing company that created katy perry's light-up dress. wonder what they charge for something like that. >> you have to wonder. >> it's not cotton? >> we need more addicti
threats against michelle obama will not be charged. >> the d.c. police chief says the officer could still be disciplined for violating the department's code of conduct. >> it is 69 degrees. >> still ahead the receipts are in for august from maryland casinos. find [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new lig. come see the new ge french door refrigerator for yourself at bray & scarff. buy now a save up to $500. but hurry this incredible offer ends october 10th. come in today or visit online at brayandscarff.com. >> in prince george's county a district heights police officer has been placed on administrative leave after the shooting the theft suspect. brianne carter is live at police headquarters with more. >> steve, investigators will be looking into what led to this police involved shooting. on thursday afternoon and district heights police officer arrested a suspect for the theft of a
. >>> michelle obama tonight. diane and i will have full convention coverage beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> we're going to switch overseas to prince harry making his first public appearance since all of those wild photos were splashed all over the internet. he was in a suit at a charity event. and abc's lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: two weeks after the bare-naked scandal, the prince appeared at an event honoring children with life-threatening illnesses. he was cheerful, coy and clothed. >> never being shy to come forward, i'll give it a go. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the palace hadn't planned the function as image rehab. but it couldn't come at a better time. letting harry be harry. >> you're fun, dedicated, magnificent, and fun again. >> reporter: many in the audience was left wondering if he was describing the children or himself. but it's little alex logan who delivered the best line, telling itn hours earlier, what he hoped to say to the prince. >> glad you got your clothes on, prince harry. >> reporter: before logan could do that, the prince got there first, wagging his
on e campaign trail. mitt romney is holding a rally park.an dyke michelle obama making stops in richmond and fredericksburg this afternoon. as we told you on "good morning there will be a memorial service for neil armstrong. the first man to walk on the moon. the service will be at the washington national cathedral. died last month at the age of old.ear- news channel 8 has an in-depth report coming up in a few minutes. malick check on the morning commute. >> thank you. good morning. heavy slow traffic out there, 66.cially eastbound for prince william parkway, on the brakes. 395, in a slow traffic as you head north of 14th street bridge from the mixing bowl. traveling in maryland, not too bad on the american legion bridge. still slow from route 12 georgia ave. let us get a check on our forecast. d morning. on the way. changes this was the fifth day in a row beautifulen the weather. hiccup have a bit of a tomorrow. fog starting to develop. 51 at reagan national. 61 in the district. and a slight chance of shower tomorrow afternoon. >> thank you for watching. it is 7:28. i like t
to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: clinton had two basic arguments. one, that while the republicans are intransigent, the president, like him, is all about cooperation, having named republicans and former rivals to his cabinet. >> heck. he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: point two, that the president, like him, supports economic principles that will work. while the republicans do not. the former president had several other points to make. >> the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so, fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: former president clinton and the arena gave an answer to the question that obama campaign officials seemed to stumble on earlier this week. >> but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: afterwards, president obama electrified the audience by surprising them by joining president clinton on stage. offering a bro hug and a personal presidential applause for a former rival, to which the former president said simply, thanks. o
names in politics and hollywood. michelle obama, bill clinton, the president himself, to superstars like mary j. blige, eva longoria. >> we're not divided. >> reporter: the president's top strategists making the rounds of sunday's talk shows. >> their campaign is built on a tripod of lies. a welfare take that is untrue. the suggestion that we're raiding medicare, absolutely untrue. >> reporter: as the democrats r56r7 up for their prime time moment, many are bashing last week's convention. >> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on the. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it's been dubbed the clipt moment. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to jake tapper in washington. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, lara, how are you? >> good. i want to start with the incident with the two allegedly drunken delegates. not t
are the 99%. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama arrives here in charlotte today. and last week she told david letterman she hopes americans tune into the conventions because pob, paula, she said that's when the campaign begins. >> though she admitted she didn't watch the rnc at all. >> true. >> she knows what they're going to say. >> karen, question for you. obama and biden really burning up the frequent flier miles during the battleground states. what's on the agenda today? >> they really want to steal back the spotlight. biden in michigan today. a critical state for them. the president in ohio today. he is going there, a state they're paying a lot of attention to. both campaigns are really pouring a lot of resources in. but rob, you will like this one, have hey little detour. heading down to louisiana later today. he is going to meet with officials there to survey the flood damage and get a briefing on how things are going. chance for him to look presidential, but, rob, paula, remember, mitt romney did it last week. he beat hem to it when he went down last friday. >> he did. got a jum
there. is expected to talk about the economy and how to help middle- class families. michelle obama will campaign in baltimore. headed totionals are the playoffs. the first time since 1933 that a washington baseball team will be the postseason. nighteat the dodgers last 4-1 a. they are on track to win the nl east title. morning. virginia 95 and just about off.ed norton, newington, 395 seeing improvement. and volume here after the pentagon of the 14th street bridge. if you are using 66 anytime accident westbound. lane is blocked. and inside the beltway, jammed from the connector coming out of falls church to get through to the beltway, quite honda up. let us check back in with jacqui jeras. a great day for things outdoors. very gorgeous. 62. will warm up today. average.above high around 80 degrees. the weekend about here. changes. f thunderstorms late the day saturday. cooler sunday, a high of only 72. thank you for watching. we will see you back here at noon. "live with kelly and michael" is next. [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that me
obama. so the distinction there. but i think, it was, a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging. clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. a few good solid body shots at romney. it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was i think a rebuttal to romney, not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. and, to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >>> now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th birthday with family and friends. that's when police got a tip that he was carrying a d
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